I'm an Eco / Environmental Designer. I work in the environmental sector, and love DIY. I have been refashioning (the DIY of changing an old piece of clothing into something new and more wearable) for over 10 years, and I'm an active member of the Singapore maker community. Why Refashion? Why Reuse? Our society has become a very consumerist throw-away society (just look at the number of malls!). My goal is to spread the message that you don't have to buy something new, and you shouldn't throw something away without thinking about what it could be turned into - you can refashion your existing clothes or patronise your local thrift stores to buy preloved goods, and even make simple gifts from recyclable items. Old t-shirts and jeans can be turned into bags or slippers!